Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group – Friday, November 1, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Friday, November 1, 2019.

Attendance:  Free – We just ask that you register for count purposes:

Registration:  If you plan to attend, please email Info@pghboug.org and provide them with your name and the names of anyone else who will be attending from your company.

Parking: Free

Agenda:

08:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00  Welcome & Announcements, Tammy Datri

09:00 – 09:50  Fire up your FIORI LaunchPadRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Attend this session if you want to explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the new FIORI BI Launchpad. This session will cover BI 4.2 SP06 & SP07 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, filters and report navigation, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions specific to FIORI.

09:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 10:50  BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 Features in 45 MinutesRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to 4.2. This session covers 45 latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization, including, but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users. If we have time, we will aim for 60

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  BulletProof Disaster Recovery for SAP BusinessObjects @ SAP, Nathan Crook, 360Suite

  • Set up & maintaining an on-going strategy for meeting requirements for Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Improved abilities for report migration & promotion.
  • Greater visibility to compare between CMS’ to know exactly what changed, if anything between source and target.
  • Flexible backup for the entire landscape to bring back any single object.

11:50 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 01:20  Latest Features in BusinessObjects BI 4.xSatish Rajagopal, 360Suite

Details to be released soon

01:20 – 01:30  Break

01:30 – 02:20  Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Learn why and how, Tableau with Business Objects is the best combination for enterprise BI.  The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. Tips and tricks designing BO content for Tableau will be discussed.  Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated. And if we have time we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

02:20 – 02:30  Wrap-up and GiveawaysPGHBOUG Steering Committee

 

 

Indiana BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, November 1, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the Indiana BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

MISO Energy
720 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

MAP LINK

AGENDA:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.
As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.
More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape .
The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. Also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports. Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered. The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The BI Dashboarding Dilemma for BusinessObjects – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BI Dashboards continue to dominate as the solution of choice for self-service BI applications. SAP BO Dashboards (aka Xcelsius) along with Lumira will be phased out by SAP over the next few years as SAP focuses on its new Cloud based SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) platform which recently released its own dashboard capability. At the same time Web Intelligence has made major strides in offering dashboard functionality. SAP’s BI dashboarding strategy has been confusing for several years and many BusinessObjects customers have chosen to develop their BI dashboard in Tableau, Power BI or another tool or even create custom dashboards. So, what is the best choice for the BusinessObjects user? This session will look at the pros and cons of the different options to help you make a more informed choice.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Excelling It In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn about the variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. You will learn how to use Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses. There will be an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document. You will also learn some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. that will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

03:45- 4:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Grand Rapids BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, October 25th, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the Grand Rapids BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, October 25th, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Herman Miller
Main Auditorium
855 East Main Street
Zeeland, MI 49464

Free parking available right outside the building.

AGENDA:

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction / IBIS update

8:45 – 9:45 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

9:45-10:30am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

10:30 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 11:45am Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Learn about the content of the next SAP BusinessObjects release. Whether you are an existing Web Intelligence user or just curious about the many possibilities of the most popular Enterprise reporting platform on the market, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the new features and improvements planned in BI 4.3.

11:45– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using thebest tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape .
The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

1:30 – 2:15pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. Also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports. Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered. The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.

2:15 – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm What would you like to see in Web Intelligence ? An influence Session – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Whether you want more dashboarding functionalities or run your existing Webi reports in the cloud, take the opportunity of this Customer Influence session to voice your most wanted features in the future releases of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – September 12th 2019

Location:

Tucson Police Department

1310 W. Miracle Mile

Tucson, AZ  85705

Room: Rillito Meeting Room

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Check-In

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:10- 1:45 pm | Building Web Intelligence Dashboards – Part 1 – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

In this session we will create a Webi Dashboard use the 80/20 rule to  focus attention on the top performers and also incorporate Trend charts with shared elements.

1:45- 2:20 pm | Using Excel Files In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  IT will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

2:20- 2:35 pm | Leveraging formulas in WebI – Ozlem Kacira, Pima Community College

We will show how complex formulas have been implemented in the reports to compare different snapshot data rather than using nested or subqueries. Also we will show how to add scrolling html marquee to make more attractive dashboards.

2:35- 2:50 pm | Break & Networking

Enjoy some delicious snacks and drinks.

2:50- 3:25 pm | Building Web Intelligence Dashboards – Part 2 – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

This session will demonstrate how to add conditional formatting to a chart and use a dual slider to view data more precisely.  We will also show how to display key data points on chart – showing beginning, low, high and ending points for quick analysis.

3:25- 4:00 pm | IDT Overview – Michael Ward, CTTS

A high level look at building universes with the new IDT. Learn about creating connections, building the data foundation layer,  adding a business layer, and applying security profiles. Also learn about creating LOV’s and combining those with Parameters. Defining Context,  adding aggregate awareness, and sharing project will also be covered.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group – Thursday, April 4, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Attendance:  Free – We just ask that you register for count purposes:

Registration:  If you plan to attend, please email Info@pghboug.org and provide them with your name and the names of anyone else who will be attending from your company.

Parking:  Free

Location:

Aires in Penn Center, Pittsburgh, PA

6 Penn Center Blvd #200, Pittsburgh, PA 15276

Agenda:

8:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

8:50 – 09:00  Welcome & Announcements

9:00 – BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment

9:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP07 release? – Nathan Crook, 360Suite

Discover the latest innovations in your favorite BI Suite and a proven methodology packaged by 360Suite to help accelerate upgrading to the latest release migration.

11:50 – 12:00  Wrap-up and Giveaways – PGHBOUG Steering Committee

Southeastern Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Southeastern Michigan BusinessObjects User Group meeting Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Attendance is FREE, however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

Location:

Oakland County
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd
Building 41W.
Waterford, MI 48328
Google Maps

Meeting will be held in the East Conference Room in the Executive office Building.

Campus Map | Building and Parking Map | Conference Center Layout Map

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)    

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch:  On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the users.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Building Visualizations in Web Intelligence: New and Improved – Michael Ward, CTTS

See how you can create awesome visualizations, including a variety of charts and reports and utilized such features as Input Controls and Intra Document Linking. You will get a chance to see some of the new features rolled out in recent releases, making Webi even more powerful!

03:45- 4:00 pm Wrap-up

Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group meeting Friday, March 22nd, 2019. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Location:

Atrium Health

4828 Airport Center Parkway
Building E, Charlotte, NC 28208

Meeting will be held in Conference Room 9.
Additional parking is available next door at Building F.

Registration is free, but we do ask that you register to help us keep count.

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am | Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am | Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am | BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Rajesh Ponnurangam
More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment

View Slides

10:00 – 10:15am | Break

10:15 – 11:30am | Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward
This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses. It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document. It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm | Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm | BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 minutes – Rajesh Ponnurangam
Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to 4.2. This session covers 45 latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization, including, but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users. If we have time, we will aim for 60.

View Slides

1:15 – 2:00 pm | Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward
This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included. The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports. Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered. The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel. All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:00 – 2:15 pm | Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm | Fire up your FIORI LaunchPad – Rajesh Ponnurangam
Attend this session if you want to explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the new FIORI BI Launchpad. This session will cover BI 4.2 SP05 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, filters and report navigation, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions specific to FIORI.

View Slides

03:00 – 3:45 pm | Building Visualizations in WebIntelligence: New and Improved – Michael Ward
See how you can create awesome visualizations, including a variety of charts and reports and utilized such features as Input Controls and Intra Document Linking.
You will get a chance to see some of the new features rolled out in recent releases, making Webi even more powerful!

03:45- 4:00 pm | Wrap-up

Bay Area BusinessObjects Users – Friday March 15th, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Bay Area BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Friday March 15th, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Attendance is FREE, however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

Location:

County of Santa Clara  

Social Services Agency
333 W Julian St, 1st Floor Conference Room
San Jose, CA 95110

Free Visitor Parking available: Map

Agenda: 

8:30 – 9:00 am | Registration (Free Breakfast Provided) 

8:45 – 9:00 am | Introduction   

9:00 – 10:00 am | A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15 am | Break  

10:15 – 11:30 am | Excelling It in WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm | Lunch:  On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm | The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

1:15 – 2:00 pm | Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:00 – 2:15 pm | Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm | BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

03:00 – 3:45 pm | Building Visualizations in WebIntelligence: New and Improved – Michael Ward, CTTS

See how you can create awesome visualizations, including a variety of charts and reports and utilized such features as Input Controls and Intra Document Linking. You will get a chance to see some of the new features rolled out in recent releases, making Webi even more powerful!

03:45- 4:00 pm | Wrap-up       

*Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change.

Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, March 14th 2019

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, March 14th.

Location: 

Tucson Police Department: Rillito Meeting Room at 1310 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ  85705.

Registration is free, but we do ask that you register to help us keep count.

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:10- 1:55 pm Universe Design Date Customization – Cindy Spohn, Vixxo

This session will explore different ways to design, filter and build date customization’s in UNV and IDT environments.  Formatted as a collaborated presentation, topics discussed will include items such as:

  • Adding custom date filter
  • Setting up Pre-defined quires
  • Building prompts into an object
  • Formatting dates in the Universe
  • Dimension vs Detail
  • Formatting numbers
View Video and Slides Below

2:00- 2:30 pm | What’s New with Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6? – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol

This session will explore the latest features and enhancements with Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6.

View Video and Slides Below

2:30- 2:45 pm | Break and Networking

2:45- 3:15 pm | Crystal Reports – A Hidden Gem for Operational Reporting – Brian MacConney, Raytheon

Crystal Reports is more than a “pixel perfect reporting tool.” In our session we will explore key use cases and development techniques for Crystal Reports 2016 with a focus on SAP BW integration, drill-down and data management

3:15- 4:00 pm | Bring your Web Intelligence Challenges – Paul Grill, InfoSol

This open format session will allow the audience to interactively share and explore solutions to our own Web Intelligence challenges.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

Seattle BO User Group

Back to BOUG Home

You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Kaiser Permanente

RCG (Renton Campus – Glacier Building) 107/108
2715 Naches Ave SW,
Renton, WA 98057
DIRECTIONS

Parking available adjacent to building
Front Desk/Security: 206-630-1330

AGENDA:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch:  On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks, and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned.  Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list.  And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence!

03:45- 4:00 pm  Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change.